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Case No. 21-1784

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In the Interest of M.D., C.D., C.D., and K.D., Minor Children

C.B.D., Mother-Appellant

Attorney for Appellant Mother

Deborah M. Skelton

Attorney for Appellee State

Ellen Ramsey-Kacena, Assistant Attorney General

Guardian ad Litem

Andrew Abbott

Court of Appeals

Court of Appeals Opinion

Opinion Number:
Date Published:
Feb 16, 2022

            Appeal from the Iowa District Court for Tama County, Casey D. Jones, District Associate Judge.  AFFIRMED.  Considered by Tabor, P.J., and Schumacher and Ahlers, JJ.  Opinion by Schumacher, J.  (10 pages)

            A mother appeals the termination of her parental rights to her four children.  She alleges the State failed to prove a statutory ground for termination, termination is not in the best interests of the children, and the court should have applied a permissive exception to termination.  OPINION HOLDS: On our de novo review, we affirm. 

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